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kristalerin (#46953764)
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Bio Photo Dear Ancestor

"Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you."

-Walter Butler Palmer
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MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Renville Laffen/Laffin families
Yeah, we do have to meet sometime. It was a treat for me too. Happy Mom's Day a bit early
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on May 05, 2017 6:03 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
Renville Laffen/Laffin families
Take good care of the family!!
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on May 04, 2017 7:58 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
Beske contact
I sent a family connect to you and an edit other - received some spelling errors and family info that may help you with your genealogy. Questions, just email me.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Apr 28, 2017 4:19 PM
Sandy Keas
America Fowler
I believe this may be my relative also (you posted that he is your 5th great grandfather). Do you have any information on the Fowler lineage? My grandfather died from his injuries from an auto accident in 1946 and I never knew his family. Any information you might have would be fabulous!! My great grandfather's name was John Quincy Fowler and my grandfather's name was Fred Steven Fowler.
Sandy K (Fowler) Keas
Added by Sandy Keas on Jul 01, 2016 8:40 PM
Added by moonster on Jun 29, 2016 1:08 AM
RE: Wrong Cemetery??
I would be happy to transfer the whole cemetery to you if you'd like. It was some years ago we went to that area and did about four cemeteries in one trip-then had some camera glitches, this is the result. Please email me at and we can work out which ones you'd like transferred - or better yet - all in one click. I appreciate your understanding about mixups -it is my life these days! Thank you for your message.
Added by SAZ on May 11, 2016 5:35 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Beske Transfers
Great! If possible, should you see any records for others, do pass them along and I'll enter them for others, too.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Apr 10, 2016 5:44 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
I transferred the clan to ya that I had. I noticed some dup'ed marriage in the Hector cem group. It does get exciting when you find those spouses!! Enjoy your family and the connections to be made.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Apr 10, 2016 2:24 PM
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Carl Beske
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Apr 10, 2016 2:04 PM
RE: Wrong Cemetery??
Hi Krista, no doubt you are entirely correct. At this point, I'm wondering if you'd like the memorials you are related to transferred to you. I have no problem with that at all, and maybe you would like the whole cemeteries (if we can do that) as well. I have only been to those places one afternoon years ago, and it's not likely I'll go again. We did about six cemeteries in the one day, and things got a little mixed up. Let me know what you'd like me to do - either transfer to you or whatever works for you. Thanks for letting me know! Sandy
Added by SAZ on Mar 28, 2016 7:55 AM
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